Fake News: Washington Post’s CIA report that Russia intervened in elections to help Trump

The Washington Post headline screams:

Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win the White House!

The WaPo‘s Dec. 9 report by Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller begins with:

The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.”

But wait!

Did the CIA really say that?

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Reporting for Reuters on the hyperventilating WaPo article, David Alexander points out the following (note: words between brackets [ ] are mine):

“Citing [unnamed — it’s a secret!] U.S. officials briefed on the matter, the Post said intelligence agencies had identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, to WikiLeaks.

The [unnamed — it’s a secret!] officials described the individuals as people known to the intelligence community who were part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and reduce Clinton’s chances of winning the election.

It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” the Post quoted a senior [unnamed — it’s a secret!] U.S. official as saying. “That’s the consensus view.

The Post said the official had been briefed on an intelligence presentation made by the Central Intelligence Agency to key U.S. senators behind closed-doors last week.

The CIA, in what the Post said was a secret assessment, cited a growing body of evidence from multiple sources. Briefers told the senators it was now “quite clear” that electing Trump was Russia’s goal, the Post quoted officials as saying on condition of anonymity.

In October, the U.S. government formally accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election.

President Barack Obama has said he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin about consequences for the attacks. But Russian officials have denied all accusations of interference in the U.S. election.

A CIA spokeswoman said the agency had no comment on the report….

The hacked emails passed to WikiLeaks were a regular source of embarrassment to the Clinton campaign during the race for the presidency.

The CIA presentation fell short of a formal U.S. assessment by all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, the Post said. A senior U.S. official said there remained minor disagreements among intelligence officials about the assessment because some questions are unanswered, it said.

Intelligence agencies did not have specific intelligence showing the Kremlin directed the individuals to pass the hacked emails to WikiLeaks, another senior official told the Post. The actors were “one step” removed from the Russian government rather than government employees, the official said.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said in a television interview that the Russian government was not the source of the emails, the Post said.”

Did you get that?

The WaPo article began with:

The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency….”

But when you read the article more carefully, it turns out the CIA made no such conclusion because:

  1. The CIA doesn’t really know what happened: “there remained minor disagreements among intelligence officials about the assessment because some questions are unanswered“.
  2. The CIA doesn’t really have evidence that Russia directed “secret agents” to pass the hacked DNC/Hillary/Podesta emails to WikiLeaks: “Intelligence agencies did not have specific intelligence showing the Kremlin directed the individuals to pass the hacked emails to WikiLeaks”.
  3. And if there is no evidence showing Russia directed its agents to pass the emails to WikiLeaks, then how in the world does the CIA know that Russia “intervened” in the 2016 election?
  4. Which is probably why other U.S. intelligence agencies don’t agree with the CIA: “The CIA presentation fell short of a formal U.S. assessment by all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies”.

In other words, the Washington Post outright lied when it reported that The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency”.

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Shame on you, reporters Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller. You are a disgrace to journalism.

Shame on you, Washington Post — peddler of fake news.

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~Eowyn

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31 responses to “Fake News: Washington Post’s CIA report that Russia intervened in elections to help Trump

  1. Great report.
    Definitely NOT FAKE NEWS.

    It’s all the MSM has is Fake News
    I do not hear denials of the validity of the emails, just conjecture on who encouraged that they be released, (if they had asked me, I would have encouraged them to), then the obvious assessment that the emails reflected an appropriate and negative pall on the dirty rottten DNC, which in turn hurt Hillary and cost her votes.

    So the publicity indirectly benefitted all the other candidates.
    The snowflakes do not care about the Truth unless it’s their version.

    I have a fair amount of contact with minorities,
    Working blacks, and lately it seems to me they are greatly relieved (ecstatic) they no longer have to suffer the indignity of their disgraced black president. BHO really blew it.

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  2. Breaking news! Video not produced created by producer of video that caused killing of ambassador to Libya due to global outrage of Muslims who never saw that video cause of Hillary defeat!
    Got that? If not, blame the fog of MSM 24-hour news lies.

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  3. Frankly, I’m waiting to hear what the Pope’s take is on this. (NOT)

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  4. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:

    Time to reverse media/information supply monopoly of CFR et al way overdue.

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    • The CFR people are the ones pushing this. Even the RINOs that are CFR owned are pushing this “Let’s Blame Russia for Hillary’s Defeat” crap.

      There is more going on here than just “Poor Hillary lost & she should have won.” and “We don’t like Trump”. The Big Deal is Trump is going to set back the Globalist Totalitarians, right when they thought they were winning.

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  5. The only reason the MSM is up in arms about the fake media is their loss of audience and finances. If they were not loosing money, they wouldn’t give a crap.

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  6. Maybe it was Russians but just not the Russian Government that intervened. After all the Russian Government would have rather had hitliary than Mr. Trump. She is corrupt and can be bought. But on the other hand Russian Businessmen might benefit from Mr. Trump’s win. He might have a price, but when you’re a good businessman both sides can win.

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    • Yes indeed, YouKnowWho, your insight that “…on the other hand Russian Businessmen might benefit from Mr. Trump’s win. He might have a price, but when you’re a good businessman both sides can win” is spot on, and shows insight into Trumps’s core character. This is why I’ve stated that in future he’ll be regarded as another Teddy Roosevelt, who is now deemed by many historians as one of the Ten Best Presidents.

      I read the original ‘Getting to Yes’, 1981, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_to_Yes, the book that created the phrase ‘win-win’ and gave us a new approach on negotiations. I don’t know if Donald Trump read this book and uses its insights, but he surely understands that the most desirable outcome is one in which both parties –no matter how aggrieved initially– feel they got something of value from their negotiations.

      This attitude is why I’ve stated from the get-go that future historians will regard Trump as another Teddy Roosevelt. If he can create a stable atmosphere in which heads of state feel they got most of what they wanted, it iwill be not only a win-win moment, but an opportuity to create a long-term mutually beneficial relationship.

      This is the last thing that would ever occur to Broom Hilda, obsessed as she was and still is creating her first billion dollar fortune.

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  7. Nothing really new here, just ‘the business,’ as usual. Yellow journalism has been used in most big newspapers to promote wars and the currrent secret agenda[s] since the US Civil War, most famously w/the Hearst papers in the late 19th century. For some unknown reason they do resent being found out, however.

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  8. If the CIA is actually saying any of this, it only proves that the CIA is illogical and incompetent on several levels.
    IF the Russians had Hillary’s Emails, and they were the only ones that did, it would have been a huge Intelligence Coup for them and they would have done everything they could to guarantee her election. Even acting like they respected and even feared her. With all that prosecutable info, they could have bribed her to do almost anything. And they could have caused a huge furor for her impeachment at any time they chose to release it.

    Why isn’t the CIA raising hell with Hillary and the Dems for violating national security by using an unprotected server? It is their duty to prevent, or at least try to, leaks of Confidential Info & catch the spies that are trying to get it. They didn’t even know about any of this until WikeLeaks exposed it. Has the CIA become so politicized that it is so busy covering up for Hillary and Democrat operatives that they have lost sight of trying to protect National Security Info? Where are their sense of priorities?

    It is widely believed that Hillary’s server was so unsecure that in could be breached by any reasonably talented teen-age hacker. So why act like the Russians did it? And like it is a big deal? Do they want the World to believe that the Russian Cyber Warfare ability is so beyond the CIA that the CIA is hopelessly out-classed? If so, we better get some new & better computer geeks.

    The Dems always want to blame “Somebody Else”, but it is clear that Hillary lost the election that “everyone” expected her to win. She lost it because she is an arrogant twit, she didn’t even try very hard, her programs are unpopular with the average AMERICAN, she is a constant liar, and she is now perceived as threat to National Security as well as a crook that sold her political influence for personal gain even to our enemies.

    Now she wants to make Russia our enemy after she sold them 20% of US uranium production in a deal that netted her family’s foundations millions of dollars. Who is the REAL ENEMY here?

    And why are the traitorous RINO War Hawks Limpsey Gramnesty and John McLame going along with making the Russians the “bad guy” because Hillary is a selfish, foolish, dishonest old bat that even most of her “supporters” don’t really like? The Washington Establishment is proving itself to be ‘The Enemy of America’, certainly more so than the Russian people, and probably even more than Vladimir Putin! And that is really an Awful Truth if it proves true.

    We need to ally with Russia to defeat the Islamofascists. Also Putin and most of the Russian people are against the Globalist totalitarians, as much as we are, or should be. Their goals are different from ours, but the Globalists are a sure threat to both of us. We were allies in WWII against Hitler & the other fascists, even when Russia was under the domination of the hated Communists. So why can’t we get along with them now that they are Capitalists? Radical Islam is our common enemy, and a greater immediate threat to Russia than to US. I think Putin realizes this, and it is stupid to try and pick a fight with him over Hillary losing the election because of her own faults and criminality.

    The Russians did NOT write the incriminating Emails, Hillary and her minions DID!

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    • Longknife 21 . . . the quintessential truth of this matter is, as you have stated, . . . . . “The Russians did NOT write the incriminating Emails, Hillary and her minions DID!” I for one am grateful that they were made public knowledge, so that we can see the level of corruptness that the Democrats are willing to stoop to. I could care less if it was the Russians, the Chinese, or people from Mars who let fly with all the dirty dealings of the Democratic machine. Damn Killary, she just cannot and will not accept that fact that enough other people found her to be dishonest, distasteful and a villainous individual who they did not want in the White House. Her doctor should sedate her, so we could be free from the unending tirades on her part. Killary, please just go away and leave the poor Russians alone!

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    • As you so astutely wrote, “Has the CIA become so politicized that it is so busy covering up for Hillary and Democrat operatives that they have lost sight of trying to protect National Security Info? Where are their sense of priorities?” The short answer is: ‘Yes.’

      I have some inside knowledge of both the CIA & Mossad’s operations, so I can assure you they have an identical #1 priority: “Cover our asses, and make sure no one talks about what went wrong.” That’s all: sheer survival in the fight for more funds to bleed their nations dry while enriching & protecting their pet projects & people.

      Read this and let me know when your head explodes: http://rense.com/general32/ruth.htm

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      • “Hard men doing dirty deeds in the dark” Some new details, but mostly same-o,same-o.
        The trick is to try and not enjoy it too much. Obviously some of those guys couldn’t pull it off.

        The problem is there are 3 CIAs. The professionals, the Professional Politicians, and the Opportunists.
        I asked the question to point out that The Professional Politicians are in charge. Because that is what B.Hussein wants. Hopefully it will get better, but it will take time. And probably some “Careers” and reputations need to be destroyed along the way.

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  9. It’s from the Washington Compost. Not worth the paper it’s printed on.

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  10. So, they defined “intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump” as giving Democrats’ embarrassing e-mails to WikiLeaks in the fine print while letting it sound like Russia somehow hacked all the voting machines… Democrats (and their pet Media) for ya.

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    • Anonymous . . . you have hit on the very crux of this matter–the Russians are made out to have hacked into our nations voting machines . . . which is not what happened. So what if they or some other entity made bare the incriminating emails that Dems were sending around? They are just miffed because they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar!

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      • I’m sure it’s made Putin laugh…

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        • I’m sure Vlad is tickled to get the credit (blame) for “controlling the US Presidential Election”.
          The stupid Dems and their continuous “It must be Somebody else’s fault!” makes the whole country into a joke for Turd World nincompoops.
          And makes Putin look like a Mastermind!

          Obama has nearly destroyed this country when the Soviet Union couldn’t, and now The Dem ObammieCommies are trying to give Putin the credit for electing the man that just might save us. (?!?)

          The Dems are getting to be “running dumb stupid”… CUBED!

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  11. The WaPo article exemplifies what in other circumstances WaPo would call a paranoid “conspiracy theory.” No evidence required from WaPo, just paranoid innuendo.

    In both the scientific method and commonsense reasoning the WaPo’s explanation is referred to as a paranoid explanation, always irrefutable inasmuch as, in this case, the Russians must be behind it because their well-known cunning in concealing any and all verifiable evidence proves the evidence exists but just can’t be found. WaPo’s let the cat out of the bag, however, admitting no “specific evidence” exists–what other kind is there?–meaning there’s no evidence at all.

    I’m still laughing to myself about that declared consensus view and assessment of the intelligence community that two paragraphs later is said to be the CIA’s alone, and then later on not to exist in any case. Those WaPo reporters and those “officials”–wait, it turns out there’s only one–had better start checking their homes for Russian electronic bugs because the absence of any only proves they’re there somewhere and would be found but for the Russian’s known cunning in concealing them.

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  12. Whether the Russians intervened in Trump’s election or not (I don’t believe it for a minute), the left’s double standard in this regard is astounding – what about the MSM’s open biased and blatant support for Hillary at any cost, even truth? Where is the outrage about that?

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  14. Have the people at the Washington Post been drug tested?

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  15. Many, if not most, accusers of Russia know better, but they know Russia is a solid foe of the central banker’s NWO. A lot has to do with petro-dollars and price of petroleum. The BRICS nations aren’t playing that game; it is global control, maybe even financial survival and sovereignty for some.

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  16. See the latest: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/uk-diplomat-ive-met-dnc-wikileaks-leaker-person-insider-not-russian/
    Brit claims to know Assange and the “source”, it was a “leak”, a Hillary Campaign “insider”. Not Russians.
    Also Gateway Pundit says FBI “knows” it wasn’t the Russians. (?)
    This is going to get even more embarrassing.
    WaPo people are going to need More Drugs, not testing. LMAO!

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  17. The CIA has made a mockery of a once fine institution.
    They have given absolutely no evidence that Russia had anything to do with anything. They came to their conclusion, what the heck is that? Where is the evidence?

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  18. Great Cartoon and interesting comments on this at: http://hopenchangecartoons.blogspot.com/2016/12/russian-to-judgement.html

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  19. More breaking news!! (If it isn’t broken enough for you, we will keep breaking it until it stays broken!) America Betrayed! Legal American Citizen Voting Public Found Guilty of Voting for Trump!
    (Sarc.)

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